To many people, with or without substance-abuse struggles, “healthy living” is the lesser of two evils. No one wants the inconvenience and danger of heart trouble; no one aspires to obesity that makes crossing the room exhausting; but when it comes to preventative wellness, we often visualize a life sentence of bland meals and monotonous exercise. Hence the quip, “Will this really help you live longer—or will it just feel longer?”Read More
Drinking too much? Turning to Drugs? 9 Ways to Get Back On Track if the Coronavirus Caused You to Relapse
If there are more anxiety, more overdoses and people drinking more, it wouldn’t be too far of a leap to say that issues arising from COVID are leading to new addictions.
After all, the same stressors that drive people to relapse are also the ones that cause it to start.
Most addiction can be traced to trauma, an underlying mental illness, or both. Using drugs or alcohol can be a way to numb emotional pain.Read More
If one family member uses drugs, their behavior shakes the entire family tree. The same is true for businesses.
Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the employees who use them. They impact the entire workforce and overall productivity of the company.
Substance Abuse in the Workplace…Read More
Sobriety requires ongoing effort on your part. Many recovery activities are long, challenging tasks that involve concerted mental, emotional, and physical effort. Fortunately, for those who lead busy and demanding lives, this isn’t true for every recovery task.
If you have just five minutes to spare in the day, there are plenty of things you can do to further your recovery.
These simple actions offer amazing benefits for both your health and happiness, plus they help to keep your recovery on track. Here are a few:…Read More
I sat down and opened up the Big Book I brought with me. And somehow, my daughter – who had yet to give up on me – had snuck a note in there.
“I’m so proud of you, Daddy, for taking the first step.”
That’s when I knew I had to make this work. I had to give this everything I had left. And it wasn’t much. Luckily, the other patients know what it’s like to wake up with that pit in your stomach the first day. They look out for the new guys and tell you how things work…Read More
People who problematically drink or drug often use alcohol and other drugs to feel good, to stop feeling bad, or both. They do this even when drinking or drugging interferes with their work, taking care of their family, and handling important responsibilities.
Although these people might agree in the abstract that work and family are far more important than drinking or drugging, their actual day-to-day behavior appears to put an extravagantly high value on feeling good…Read More